STACHYS byzantina

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STACHYS byzantina

Lamb's Ears
[Pure Cotton, Simba]
(olympica, lanata)
Select Item No. SA618

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Caucasus
Special Features: Exquisite, broad, silvery leaves that beg to be touched.
Historical: The leaves have been used to bandage wounds.
 
Basic Colour: (violet)
Flower Colour: lilac
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z7
Foliage: white-woolly
Growth Habit: stoloniferous
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.72414 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
580
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 4 - 6 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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